Trainer Ivan Allan pulled off another coup for Hong Kong last night when his up-and-coming stayer Come See You won the S$1 million Singapore Classic. The five-year-old's narrow victory provided the champion trainer with a triumphant homecoming as Allan had won the Malayan Racing Association trainers' title seven times from his Singapore base before shifting to Hong Kong in the early 1990s. 'It's nice to win back home. It was very close. Lucky the horse has got my nose,' Allan joked. 'Weichong [Marwing] rode a beautiful race and full marks to him.' Marwing's concerns that Come See You, who started at 6-1 on the Singapore tote, may not handle the reverse (anti-clockwise) direction proved groundless, with the Hong Kong representative swooping on leader Blizz Bless at the 250-metre mark and then staving off local hope Moon Shadow to score by a nose. 'The horse has gone very well,' Marwing said. 'I said before the race I was concerned about racing the opposite way and he was a little awkward around the top turn. 'But he had his momentum up and that paid off. It's nice for Ivan to come home and win. I would like to thank Ivan and the Singapore Turf Club for the chance to come here and do something like this,' said Marwing, who executed an inspired tactical move at the 600 metres to steal a march on short-priced favourite Smart Bet, who wound up fourth. Allan helped put Hong Kong on the world map when Fairy King Prawn became the first Hong Kong horse to win an international Group One race overseas - Japan's Yasuda Kinen in 2000. And he answered the call from the Hong Kong Jockey Club, which issued a challenge to owners and trainers to take the International Races form abroad after Hong Kong swept three of the four Group One events in December. Allan and owner Patrick Wang have been the first to take the Jockey Club at its word and were richly rewarded last night when Come See You upset the locals in the domestic Group One event. At international level, the 1,800 metre race carries Group Three status. Allan had been hopeful rather than optimistic of Come See You's chances last night, but was keen to support the Singapore Turf Club's efforts to promote international racing. The win was Allan's first as a trainer at Singapore's new S$500 million Kranji racecourse, which opened in September 1999. The Irish-bred Come See You had won a Class One race over 1,800 metres at Happy Valley on January 8. He then failed to run up to that form behind Dr More in the Group Three Centenary Vase (2,000m) at Sha Tin on February 3, when beaten by 6.5 lengths. He has raced 16 times in Hong Kong for three wins and five minor placings, earning just under $3.7 million in prizemoney. Last night's win will see that bankroll swell by $2.6 million. Allan intends to return to Singapore with stable star Olympic Express for the S$3 million Singapore Airlines International Cup (2,000m) in May - a race that may now be on the agenda for Come See You as well.